Family, friends and fellow students are mourning the loss of a 15-year-old Glendora High School student who was allegedly stabbed to death by her teen brother Wednesday night in Claremont.
Local television news media have identified the victim as Aspen Geurts who was reportedly stabbed multiple times by her 14-year-old brother in the rear yard of their home in the 300 block of Andover Drive.
Glendora High School Principal Paul Lopez and Superintendent Rob Voors both confirmed that Geurts was a Glendora High School student.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, is also a student of Glendora High School.
Claremont Police said the stabbing occurred around 5 p.m. The suspect and victim were home alone at the time of the stabbing. Geurts was pronounced dead at the scene, the suspect was seen leaving the home after the crime occurred.
The murder weapon was in the possession of the suspect when police contacted him, local media reports.
“This is a tragic story. This is very tough for the staff and students,” Voors told GCN. “We have support services in place at the high school for both students and staff.
A small memorial rests behind the administration building at Glendora High School. Early Thursday morning, mourning students stopped by to shed tears for the loss of their fellow Tartan.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is a tragic situation for the family and the Tartans will support them however they can,” Lopez told GCN.
The suspect is being held at the Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.
Zak Bushey contributed to this story.